L.R. had the perfect life until a car accident flipped it upside down.
"My name is L.R. and my car accident was on November 12th, 2007. It has been 5 years and it still feels like yesterday. My life 5 years ago was so different than what it is now, but it is 85% better thanks to Anu Bakshi.
I don't even know how to say thank you to my lawyer Anu Bakshi. Even when I did not talk very much, she knew exactly what I needed and wanted. She understood me when I didn't even understand myself. She got one of the best surgeons in Canada for me and he did an amazing job. I thank her for getting all these amazing people to work with me. I am not 100%, but at least I am getting better and better every day. I also wanted to give a special thank you to her assistant. Every time I called needing something, she was there for me.
There are no words to describe my accident at such young age. My life was perfect. I was married, working and planning to go back to school. On the morning of my car accident my life changed forever. For one year I was completely lost. Ever thing changed physically and mentally. I didn't know what to do or where to turn for help.
I had many scars on my face and I lost my right eye. I wasn’t leaving the house and didn't want to see anyone. I lost my job, my friends and my social life. I felt like I was caged at home and my tears would put me to sleep every night. Most of the time, I didn't even want my husband to be there. Then I heard about Carranza.
I got their number from a friend and to tell you the truth, at first I was scared. Should I call them? Do I need them? So many things were going through my head, but then I decided to call. I met with Anu very quickly and she explained everything clearly to me, including how the insurance claim process works.
After a month she got me connected to a top surgeon. I also got the physiotherapy that I needed. I didn't have to do anything but just show up for my appointments. Anu and her assistant did everything for me. I never knew my life would change this much, as I was sure I would never go out again, but Anu made it happened.
What I love about Anu is that, yes this is her job but she doesn't do it as a job. She tries to be your friend too and makes you feel comfortable when you’re with her. She helps you to understand everything. She told me nothing is easy, but promised it will be in time. One more time, thank you Anu! I will never forget you. You made a difference in my life."
R.B. was out shopping at the end of a long week of work at a pharmaceutical company, when she was struck by a driver making an unsafe left turn
"I am a forty year old mother of two boys. Six years ago I got into a car accident that changed my life. I have come to agree that it takes a mishap to find some of the most beautiful people - angels - that God surrounds us with.
Carranza Barristers & Solicitors were lifesavers for me during my motor vehicle accident ordeal, which kept me sick for over five years. It is one thing to have a lawyer who handled your case professionally, and it is a completely different thing when every member of the law firm is 100% committed to make your situation comfortable.
When I had this accident, the trauma and shock completely numbed me. Juan Carranza and this staff seemed to know my personality and handled me accordingly. When the insurance companies gave me the run-around, Juan Carranza was a solid rock to lean on. He listened to me patiently and always came up with the best solutions for whatever issue was at hand...
From the receptionist to the secretary, every member of their staff that handled my case exhibited top notch professionalism. I feel like they took all my burdens on their heads, before that I was feeling hopeless. I can never forget how they took care of my problems when I was so sick emotionally and physically. I had nervous breakdown several times, they were a solid support for me. At one time, I fell down from the steps in my house as a result of the medications I was taking, Carranza and his team kept my spirit up and gave me hope.
My accident cost me my job and my self esteem, because of the way the insurance companies demeaned me and suggested by their treatment that I was deliberately trying to abuse the system. This was the major cause of my emotional breakdown. That was when Juan Carranza and his firm came to my rescue. When my faith wavered as a result of the Insurance insinuations, they brought my faith and strength back with their down-to-earth counselling style. They literally took my burden upon themselves. They went beyond the stereotypical lawyer-client relationship.
In my younger years I worked in the court, I know lawyers and the professional arrogance some of them exhibit; Juan Carranza and his associates performed their duties with a heart of gold. They have a calling to be counsellors and advocates in every sense of those terms.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Carranza law firm to my friends and relatives. I believe I would be doing such a person my sincerest favour, such was the kind of favour a friend did for me when she recommended this firm to me. They gave me back my sense of worth and pride which the accident and insurance companies took away. I owe them my life and sanity. I thank God for them. I can never forget their loyalty and kindness during the bad time in my life. They are angels on this earth for people like me. I cannot find words to say thanks to all the people working with Carranza law firm."
I.P was a visually impaired single mother of three with a chronic illness who was hit by a careless driver while crossing a street one summer morning on her way to work.
"In 2004 I was seriously injured in an automobile accident, while crossing the street. As a result of the accident, I was not able to perform my daily activities including not being able to go to work. I was referred to Carranza Barristers & Solicitors, who took my case. They saw to it that I got all the necessary and available assistance I needed to get the proper care and treatment to help me feel better. They also saw to it that I was adequately compensated for job loss, scars, pain and suffering and inconveniences. I recommend Carranza Barristers & Solicitors to get you the best settlement."
R.T. was a husband, father, and woodworker in his 50s who had worked many years as a window framer. One fall day, his car was broadsided by a careless driver.
"I was involved in a car accident of no fault of mine. I had several injuries consisting of concussion and its after-effects, physical problems with my back, shoulder, neck and head pain. I am very pleased with the fair and equitable settlement I received as a result of the Carranza firm’s hard and diligent work. This firm informed me of my rights for compensation in the short term and the long term. I decided to pursue a claim, not knowing what problems I may have due to the accident in the long term.
Joseph Campisi was very professional and at the same time understanding of my injuries. I was informed at each step in the process. A settlement was reached out of court due to the expertise and knowledge of my lawyer – good work!"
M.P. was a political refugee from Central America, who worked long hours as a cleaner to support his family. One Friday afternoon as he was driving to work, a car leaving the beer store smashed into his.
"Being able to communicate in my own language is very important because often I find myself with difficulty communicating because I don’t know English very well and at Carranza they have many people who speak many languages and that makes a difference."